Senior Highways Design Engineer

07 Jun 2017
05 Jul 2017
Natasha Jones
Contract Type
Full Time
The main duties and responsibilities are:

- As Senior HD Engineer, responsibility for supervision and development of junior members of the team.
- Manage and co-ordinate workload to achieve project deliverables within the agreed time, quality and financial objectives.
- Develop design briefs, prepare feasibility studies and detailed designs, specifications, scheme reports and contract data on a variety of projects. Undertake design work with an innovative approach considering conservation, sustainability and budget.
- Lead and contribute to design reviews ensuring design quality, monitor emerging legislation and engineering standards.
- Produce horizontal and vertical alignments.
- Programme manage schemes through the design and construction process, monitor and report on deliverables, programmes and manage change control.
- Prepare information and pre-construction phase health and safety plans for tender packages.
- Ensure the scheme design complies with the specification and agreed programme and designs comply with health and safety regulations, CDM requirements and are assessed for environmental impact.
- Liaison with clients, stakeholders and third parties as necessary and deal with complex or contentious issues in a positive and professional manner. Communicate and co-ordinate with other members of the project team. Communicate clearly and provide regular progress reports, attend site and project board meetings and consultation events.
- Engage in early contractor involvement with subcontractors.
- Undertake on-site inspections, provide feedback and solutions where required.
- Deliver the service in line with quality management procedures and demonstrate an understanding of the principles behind these.
- Support the Design Consultancy in delivering improved services and promote and instil The Companys values of Drive, Commitment, Daring and Cohesion.


- Qualified to HND/C level with a preference for degree level or equivalent.
- Preference for Chartered status with a relevant professional body or working towards Chartership is desirable but not essential.
- A sound knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and Manual for Streets.
- Experience, knowledge and understanding of DMRB design standards and Local Authority procedures in relation to the design and construction of highway schemes under section 38 and 278 of the Highways Act.
- Detailed understanding of Health and Safety legislation, working experience of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and understanding of legislative aspects of project delivery.
- Proficient in AutoCAD, Key Signs, Key Lines and Auto Tracks.
- Knowledge and experience of using 3D highway modelling software.
- Commercial awareness and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary design environment.
- Candidates should have the ability to communicate confidently and clearly, conduct effective negotiations with client, stakeholders, subcontractors and third parties.
For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK.

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